Glutaric Acidemia (Type II) and Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability Lawyer
Typically, applying for and receiving social security disability benefits can take many months. But what if your disabling condition is so severe that you cannot wait? Glutaric acidemia (type II) is a disabling condition on the Compassionate Allowance List, which qualifies an individual for an expedited approval process.
What is Glutaric Acidemia (Type II)?
Glutaric acidemia (type II) is a rare, inherited disease wherein the body fails to break down proteins and fats properly. These substances accumulate in the body and cause the body’s tissues and blood to become overly acidic, a condition known as metabolic acidosis. Glutaric acidemia (type II) is caused by a mutation in one or more of three specific genes containing instructions for creating certain proteins and enzymes. The disease usually manifests as a metabolic crisis (a sudden onset of drastic physical and behavioral changes) in infancy or childhood, at which point the symptoms begin to progress. The prognosis for affected individuals varies based on the severity of the symptoms.
Glutaric Acidemia (Type II) Symptoms
Some of the symptoms of glutaric acidemia (type II) include:
- Behavior changes
- Enlarged liver
- Heart problems
- Polycystic kidneys in newborns
- Unusual facial features
- Distinctive odor
- Brain malformations
- Genital abnormalities
If you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to talk with a doctor immediately.
Applying for Social Security Disability Benefits and Glutaric Acidemia (Type II)
Glutaric acidemia (type II) automatically qualifies you for social security disability benefits under the Social Security Administration’s guidelines. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with glutaric acidemia (type II), then you are considered disabled for at least 24 months from the date of diagnosis.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with glutaric acidemia (type II) contact an experienced social security disability lawyer today. Please call us at 1-800-882-5500 or fill out a free consultation form for a free evaluation of your social security disability case.